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I have had a dry spot on the back of my throat for a few hours

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I have had a dry spot on the back of my throat for a few hours and my lips have been dry as well. I am able to produce saliva and am not extremely thirsty. Any thoughts?9
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Do you have any associated symptoms like pain/ swelling/ redness at throat? Do you have any diagnosed medical condition?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
hypothyroidism no pain or swelling. have allergies
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I can understand your anxiety.

We need to consider few causes. My first bet will be dehydration {even though you are not feeling thirsty} as dry lips and throat do suggest decreased amount of fluid in the body. Other causes like low blood sugar/ allergic reaction need to be considered.

Have few glasses of water {with a spoon of sugar} and see if symptoms go off. Warm water gargles {with pinch of salt} may reduce inflammation if any.

If they persist or go severe you will need to have a physical check up along with few investigations like blood tests to see for the cause. treatment will follow.

Please do not worry, you will be fine soon. God bless

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
this couldn't be diabetes could it
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Diabetes will manifest as increased thirst/ increased craving for food/ increased frequency to go to pee/ non healing sores or frequent infections. The symptoms you have less likely point to diabetes.

God bless
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